In the weeks ahead trout action will likely start to dwindle as the weather warms and trout anglers back off pursuing their favorite fish. At the same time, bass fishing will intensify. But for now, at least in this part of New York, an angler can have the best of both worlds.
Not all was lost, however, as Big Pine Creek offered outstanding trout fishing all week.
The writer, his daughter and son-in-law enjoy trout, birds, fellowship and the pleasant weather on the opening day of trout season.
Welcome warmth greets anglers as the first day of the regional trout opener arrives. But in general, catches are slow and complaints many.
After nearby angler lands a beautiful fish, and celebration ensues, blogger thankful to be a part of this experience – and that his boy could witness this all-around positive camaraderie along the stream.
Offering a nice patch, button or even a bumper sticker to those who purchase voluntary permits would help to advertise the sluggish program.
ODNR offers sessions for adults and youth.
Fishing quality in 2018 was particularly good for Chinook salmon and brown trout.
Under a mediated settlement, the anglers group will buy out the lease for $160,000 and operate the hatchery as a tourism and educational attraction. Visitors will be able to see and feed trout but no commercial fish farming will take place there.
Pennsylvania’s above-average rainfall translates into good September trout fishing.
That makes for 57 ponds, lakes, and streams throughout the state, and raises the stocking of rainbow trout to 67,000 fish in the fall season.
Caddisfly are a staple food for trout, and according to Pat Bradt’s study, their numbers are significantly declining.
The following species will be eligible for the 2020 stamp: rainbow, brown, splake and lake trout, coho, pink, chinook and Atlantic salmon.
Instead, anglers urged to consider warm-water fish species, such as bass, northern pike, bowfin or panfish.
It was surprising just how many lakes still had ice in the first week of May, despite the warm-up. If you are one of those anglers who has been waiting for ice out to finally come at your favorite trout pond, you may finally be in luck. What has been one of the longest winters that many of us can remember,…
(Michigan DNR)TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — State regulators approved a fish hatchery expansion on the Au Sable River, turning aside objections from groups that fear the operation could contaminate one of northern Michigan’s most prized trout streams. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality granted a pollution discharge permit to Harrietta Hills Grayling Trout Farm, which plans eventually to raise its output…
The hope is that a monthslong experiment to release low, steady flows of water from Glen Canyon Dam will give the eggs that bugs lay just below the water’s surface a better chance at survival, giving fish better opportunities to feed, bulk up.
Trout and salmon are cold-water fish that suffer when water warms up above 70 degrees.STROUDSBURG, Pa. — After what seemed like a never-ending winter, the area’s fishermen and women were finally able to take to local waterways on Saturday for the start of the statewide trout season. While people lined the sides of lakes and streams throughout the Poconos, some…
Cold and snow not finished, even though signs of the spring season are starting to show.
New York’s trout season opens April 1. This may pose a problem because April 1 is also Easter Sunday. Nevertheless, there are bound to be those diehards who will find a way to get out on the water. Early-season anglers are likely to find streams running high, but they can improve their chance of success by fishing deep and slow. Where…
I at least hope for a calm day with no wind, even if the air is cold, so as to drift over the deep holes with a number of lure presentations.
Project eyes erosion-prone gullies where conservation fixes would improve water quality, habitat.
Most of the physical damage has been repaired, but another year and a half remains before the hatchery can fully resume its primary mission – providing rainbow trout eggs to hatcheries in 14 states.
Water for the Lower Illinois has spun through a legal, regulatory and financial morass for decades and, finally, this deadline may push it to where a permanent solution must be found.
(Iowa DNR)Starting Jan. 13, the Iowa DNR will release trout in seven locations this winter in areas that would not support them during warmer months, the DNR said in a news release. The popular winter urban trout stocking program is supported by the sales of the trout fee. Anglers need a valid fishing license and pay the trout fee to fish for…
(Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is offering anglers opportunities for tight lines rather than long lines on the day after Thanksgiving, the agency said in a news release. The “holiday specials” include thousands of large trout averaging 15 to 16 inches in length and weighing up to three pounds. The…